℗ 2002 Chandos
 

Couperin: Les Nations

Purcell Quartet

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Les Nations, Premier Ordre, "La Françoise"  
1
I. Gravement - II. Gayement - III. Gravement - IV. Gayement - V. Gravement - VI. Vivement - VII. Air. Gracieusement - VIII. Gayement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
6:43
2
IX. Allemande. Sans lenteur
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
3:29
3
X. Courante I. Noblement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:33
4
XI. Courante II. Un peu plus viste
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:27
5
XII. Sarabande. Gravement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
2:34
6
XIII. Gigue. Gayement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:21
7
XIV. Chaconne ou Passacaille. Modérément - Vif et marqué
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
2:48
8
XV. Gavotte
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
0:59
9
XVI. Menuet
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:20
Douzième Concert à deux Violes en La Majeur  
10
I. Pointé-coulé
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:21
11
II. Badinage
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:42
12
III. Lentement, et patétiquement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:17
13
IV. Air. Gracieusement, et légérement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
2:12
La Sultane  
14
I. [Gravement] —
François Couperin; Susanna Pell; Purcell Quartet
3:29
15
II. [Gayment] —
François Couperin; Susanna Pell; Purcell Quartet
1:57
16
III. Air. Tendrement - [Gravement] —
François Couperin; Susanna Pell; Purcell Quartet
2:12
17
IV. Légérement - V. [ ]
François Couperin; Susanna Pell; Purcell Quartet
1:49
Les Nations, Second Ordre, "L'Espagnole"  
18
I. Gravement, et mesuré - Très lentement - II. Vivement - III. Affectëusement - IV. Légérement - V. Gayëment - VI. Air tendre - VII. Vivement et marqué
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
8:22
19
VIII. Allemande. Gracieusement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
2:35
20
IX. Courante. Noblement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:40
21
X. Courante II. Un peu plus vivement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:51
22
XI. Sarabande. Gravement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
2:27
23
XII. Gigue lourée. Modérément
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
2:24
24
XIII. Gavote. Tendrement, sans lenteur
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:03
25
XIV. Rondeau. Affectuëusement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
2:50
26
XV. Bourée. Gayement - XVI. Double de la Bourée précédente
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
1:44
27
XVII. Passacaille. Noblement, et marqué - Vivement
François Couperin; Purcell Quartet
4:43
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:52
"... (the group's stylish readings) are a delight ... each suite is a whirl of miniature pleasures ... each movement is so perfectly manufactured and so beautifully played that they stand repeated hearings. All are infused with tremendous energy and verve and there's no doubt how much fun these players are having with Couperin's shimmering dances. The remainder of the programme is equally delectable ... the sound is full, clear and realistic."
- ClassicsToday.com

This first volume in a series from the Purcell Quartet contains two of the four large-scale sonatas in François Couperin's collection Les Nations, recorded in March 2001. Couperin greatly admired Italian Baroque composers such as Corelli and his sonatas demonstrate his lifelong commitment to uniting, in his music, the best of both French and Italian musical conventions.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Orford Church, Suffolk; 22–24 March 2001
Recording producer: Martin Compton
Sound engineer: Ben Connellan
Editors: Martin Compton and Christopher Brooke
Front cover: Detail from Diana and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin
Back cover: Photograph of The Purcell Quartet by Hanya Chlala
Design: Sean Coleman
Booklet typeset by Dave Partridge
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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